Regional medical students and early career doctors need research on their CVs more than ever. Our Regional Training Hubs can link you with resources to help strengthen your research skills, from developing your research question; abiding by research governance practices such as consent and confidentiality; effectively managing research data; to leading a powerful and engaging presentation of findings.

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) is a year-long research degree for both medical students and graduates. This course gives you the opportunity to complete a medical research project in your area of interest, working with an expert supervisor. If you're a current Monash medical student, you can apply for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) after completing Year 3B.

You can explore some of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) projects currently on offer at Supervisor Connect.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours).

Short courses in research

If you're a doctor in the Loddon Mallee looking to expand your knowledge of evidence-based medicine and clinical research methods, the North West Victoria Regional Training Hub has recently introduced two short courses in these areas.

Short course in Evidence-based Medicine

Run over three session, this course provides an introduction to evidence-based medicine and clinical research methods, diagnostic testing and clinical trial methodology.

Short course in Clinical Research Methods

This course is aimed at clinicians and students who are ready to undertake their own clinical research.  You will explore randomised clinical trials and systematic reviews.

Visit our News and Events page to sign up.

Single units in research

Looking to strengthen your research skills? Monash Rural Health teaches a number of graduate study units in health research. You can enrol in these as single units to learn how to design, undertake and communicate health research.

To apply, visit the Single Unit Study page.

Master of Clinical Research

Taught by leading researchers at Monash University and the Alfred Hospital, this course helps working clinicians to improve their ability to conduct, interpret and specialise in clinical or translational research. The clinical research specialisation provides you with a deep understanding of methodologies, data management and ethical practices relevant to clinical research. The translational research specialisation  focusses on biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials and ethics, as applied to a range of fields including blood diseases, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and bioinformatics.

Learn more about the Master of Clinical Research

Doctors for Regional Innovation, Vision, Excellence, Research and Scholarship

Monash Regional Training Hubs' annual Doctors for Regional Innovation, Vision, Excellence, Research and Scholarship (DRIVERS) conference provides an important platform for medical students and junior doctors to showcase projects and research taking place in regional health services across Victoria. Last year there were over 35 presentations - from scientific orals to case studies and poster presentations - all exploring ways to deliver better health outcomes for regional communities.

Hear Dr Nate Dalton and Dr Clare Ronaldson sharing the experiences of presenting their research at the inaugural DRIVERS conference in 2021:

Find out more about the DRIVERS conference.